BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed, Thousands Homeless In Italy Earthquake

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Worthy News Europe Bureau

ROME, ITALY (Worthy News) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi canceled a trip to Russia and declared a state of emergency after a powerful early morning earthquake in central Italy killed scores of people and left many more injured and tens of thousands of Italians homeless.
"I was shaken from my bed at night," a Rome resident told Worthy News. The United States Geological Survey said Monday's quake registered a magnitude of 6.3 and was felt 100 kilometers (62 miles) in the capital Rome.  

Officials said the quake centered near the medieval town of L'Aquila, east of Rome, in the mountainous Abruzzo region. Witnesses told reporters that older homes and buildings made of stone collapsed like straw houses.

At least 92 people were known to have died, the Italian news agency Ansa reported, quoting local rescue workers. There were children among the dead, news reports said. More than 1,500 people had been injured, the Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, told a press conference in L'Aquila, the badly damaged capital of the Abruzzo region, close to the quake's epicentre.

Up to 50,000 people may have been left homeless by this morning's quake, a spokesman for Italy's civil protection agency said. The need for shelter is all the more urgent in a region where night-time temperatures remain just above 5C (41F).

Monday's tremor, which struck at 3.32am local time, was described as the country's deadliest since the Irpinia quake in the south in November 1980, which killed more than 2,500 people.

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6 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed, Thousands Homeless In Italy Earthquake”

  1. Scripture is being fulfilled at every level. Such things will continue to occur in divers places with greater frequency and intensity until even those who chose to look the other way will eventually have to admit that there is indeed judgement upon the earth.

    We, as a nation and globally, have ignored and truly offended His Holy Word to the point that His great longsuffering with us is beginning to wane. Justice demands judgement on what the Word calls evil and justification for those who long for and love His appearing.

    • Amen sister........Blessings to you and the ministry He has called you into. May you help awaken the masses who do not have an ear to hear for His coming glory!

  2. When eternity call s YOU must BE ready FOR this trip, truly JESUS MusT BE in you 100%
    this is not a game , there are no pain killers in hell repent now , call on Jesus for mercy & to come into your hearts , amen

    • Thank you for the truth, may many read your words and come to know our Lord Jesus Christ as the Lord of their life. God so loved the world. Jesus loves you world, he died for us all. He came back to life again thru the power of God and his arms are wide open waiting for you to come to him. Please do. Thank you "God is Holy" for your comment. Be most blessed.

  3. Oh The Pain, The Loss

    "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Psalms 116:15

    Heal The Hearts Oh LORD!

    "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." John 5:24

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The LORD Is Risen!

    "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
    "The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law."
    "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

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